Maruti has announced pricing for the all new Wagon R in India starting at Rs 4.19 lakh for the base 1.0-litre LXi variant and going up to Rs 5.69 lakh for the AMT-equipped 1.2-litre ZXi model. The new Wagon R sticks to its tall-boy roots although it is quite different from the outgoing model – there’s a new platform, a new design, more room on the inside and the option of a more powerful engine.
One of the main highlights on the new Wagon R is the addition of a more powerful, 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine. It is available in four trims – 1.2 VXi (Rs 4.89 lakh), 1.2 VXi AMT (Rs 5.36 lakh), ZXi (Rs 5.22 lakh) and ZXi AMT (Rs 5.69 lakh). The 68hp, 1.0-litre petrol engine continues unchanged and is available in LXi (Rs 4.19 lakh), VXi (Rs 4.69 lakh) and VXi AMT (Rs 5.16 lakh) options. It is interesting to note that the 5-speed AMT is offered with both engines.
As we had reported previously, the new Wagon R shares its Heartect platform with a number of Maruti Suzuki models like the Ertiga, Ignis, Baleno and Swift, which makes it lighter than the outgoing model and capable of meeting upcoming crash test norms. The new platform also sees the Wagon R become larger than its predecessor – the wheelbase is now 35mm longer and the width has increased by a significant 125mm. This translates to a far more spacious cabin than the older Wagon R, which was a decently roomy model in any case, thanks to the tall-boy design.
Maruti has also updated equipment levels significantly, especially in terms of safety kit. The new Wagon R is on par with segment rivals like the Hyundai Santro and Tata Tiago. It gets a driver’s side airbag (ZXi variants get dual front airbags), ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors, apart from other now-mandatory equipment. The top-spec Wagon R ZXi gets creature comforts like a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, power folding and adjustable wing mirrors with embedded turn indicators, front fog lamps, a rear defogger, washer and wiper, and more.
Priced between Rs 4.19 lakh and Rs 5.69 lakh, the new Wagon R is up to Rs 34,000 more expensive than the outgoing model, which had a price tag between Rs 4.15 lakh and Rs 5.35 lakh. The additional expense makes sense as the new model gets more equipment and there’s a new engine option, too. The Wagon R’s competition is also priced in the same range – Hyundai’s new Santro costs Rs 3.90-5.47 lakh (discounting the CNG variant), the Tata Tiago ranges between Rs 4.03-5.64 lakh (petrol variants only), Datsun’s Go is priced from Rs 3.29 lakh to Rs 4.89 lakh, while the Maruti Suzuki Celerio costs Rs 4.21-5.40 lakh.
Here's how the new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R compares to the Datsun Go, Tata Tiago, Hyundai Santro and Maruti Suzuki Celerio on price.
(All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi)
|Maruti Suzuki Wagon R variant-wise prices|
|Variant||Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Wagon R 1.0 LXi||Rs 4.19 lakh|
|Wagon R 1.0 LXi (O)||Rs 4.25 lakh|
|Wagon R 1.0 VXi||Rs 4.69 lakh|
|Wagon R 1.0 VXi (O)||Rs 4.76 lakh|
|Wagon R 1.0 VXi AMT||Rs 5.16 lakh|
|Wagon R 1.0 VXi (O) AMT||Rs 5.23 lakh|
|Wagon R 1.2 VXi||Rs 4.89 lakh|
|Wagon R 1.2 VXi (O)||Rs 4.96 lakh|
|Wagon R 1.2 VXi AMT||Rs 5.36 lakh|
|Wagon R 1.2 VXi (O) AMT||Rs 5.43 lakh|
|Wagon R 1.2 ZXi||Rs 5.22 lakh|
|Wagon R 1.2 ZXi AMT||Rs 5.69 lakh|
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